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Video: Health care and Your Government

posted at 1:04 pm on November 22, 2013 by

The latest installment in Bill Whittle’s “Your Government” virtual presidency tackles the real driver of increasing health-care costs, which is the third-party payer model of insurance.  One of the many problems with ObamaCare is that it makes the pricing signals to consumers even less transparent than what it purports to reform.  Instead of increasing the complexity between consumers and providers, Bill proposes a plan to simplify it and unleash the power of the private sector and competition to really lower costs:

 

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I’m a big Bill Whittle fan. He does such a great job of articulately describing the issues conservatives face. He got another great video out today about the ACA aptly called “The Hammer of Reality.”

Meric1837 on November 22, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I love his videos. I often forward them to liberal family members!

Yakko77 on November 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

One more thing: eliminate malpractice law suits, and replace them with patient bought, by-the-survice malpractice insurance. If your doctor screws up, the insurance company pays you a per-determined amount.
You can bet the insurance company would keep good track of the doctors’ record, and charge accordingly.

Count to 10 on November 23, 2013 at 9:57 AM

It’s a good plan, but I am afraid the Obamacare ™ disaster has taken everyone off of this key point: having insurance and the government involved in routine health risk/ maintenance is the real problem with US healthcare economics.

Obamacare did not change that at all and instead made it worse.

More voters must understand that we can’t afford all this bureaucracy, whether public or private, and then expect reasonable medical costs to result. Also, having employers involved is yet another layer of useless bureaucracy.

I hate to defend Democrats on this because they did not create this insurance mess by themselves, but they certainly have made it worse. It’s some consolation that they will now be blamed for the entire problem and we can only hope that they can be replaced by people who understand the massive waste in this healtcare insurance circus.

virgo on November 29, 2013 at 2:09 AM